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7 Feb 2011

The Question(s) of Digital Humanities

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:33+00:00 Mon, Feb 7, 2011|Community, News, Research|

The following remarks are a slightly modified version of a presentation made by MITH Director, Neil Fraistat, for the TILTS Symposium Roundtable: “WHAT IS DIGITAL HUMANITIES?” In order to open conversation on this topic, Fraistat draws together quotations from some of the most recent statements on the subject and articulates a set of questions through

3 Jan 2011

MITH in Top Ten!

By | 2011-01-03T15:22:44+00:00 Mon, Jan 3, 2011|News, Research|

Work led by MITH on a Mellon-funded symposium and CLIR report on Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections has been recognized by the Library of Congress in its year-end roundup of Top Ten Digital Preservation Developments in 2010! (Also mentioned is our work on the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, which was a

15 Dec 2010

Digital Forensics and Cultural Heritage

By | 2010-12-15T10:44:48+00:00 Wed, Dec 15, 2010|News, Research|

MITH is pleased to announce the availability of Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections, a new CLIR report emerging from a Mellon-sponsored workshop held last spring at the University of Maryland and led by MITH's own Matt Kirschenbaum. The report was written by Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Richard Ovenden, and Gabriela Redwine, with

4 Nov 2010

Call for Applicants: Winnemore Digital Humanities Dissertation Fellowship

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:35+00:00 Thu, Nov 4, 2010|News, Opportunities|

Applications for MITH’s Spring 2011 Winnemore Digital Humanities Dissertation Fellowship are now being accepted. Intended for students whose dissertations engage the intersections between new media and the traditional concerns of the Arts and Humanities, the Winnemore Fellowship will provide a stipend of  $9,570, plus full benefits and tuition remission up to five credits. Nominees will be evaluated

4 Oct 2010

Preserving Virtual Worlds 2 Funded

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:36+00:00 Mon, Oct 4, 2010|News, Research|

The Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), the College of Information Studies, and the Department of English at the University of Maryland are very pleased to announce their participation in a $785,000 National Leadership Grant awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the next stage of the Preserving Virtual Worlds project

28 Sep 2010

MITH Welcomes Alan Liu

By | 2018-02-22T14:29:56+00:00 Tue, Sep 28, 2010|Community, News|

On Monday and Tuesday, October 4 and 5, Prof. Alan Liu (U California, Santa Barbara), one of the world's leading scholars in digital humanities, will be visiting the campus.. On Monday October 4, at 3:30pm, in Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes, Prof. Liu will give a lecture titled "Rerouting Creativity: New Media Arts after the Ideology

21 Sep 2010

Preserving Virtual Worlds Releases Final Report, Shortlisted for Digital Preservation Award

By | 2017-10-04T11:09:32+00:00 Tue, Sep 21, 2010|News, Research|

Two exciting news items from the Preserving Virtual Worlds project, where MITH has been a partner alongside of the University of Illinois, Stanford University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as Linden Lab, creators of Second Life. The project has released its final report, 195 pages detailing two years worth of findings from

10 Sep 2010

MITH Launches Vintage Computing Site

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:40+00:00 Fri, Sep 10, 2010|News, Research|

MITH is very pleased to announce a new Web site devoted to its sizable (and growing) collection of vintage computers, retro software, and other artifacts from the early era of personal computing. The centerpiece of the site is a a considered metadata and modeling approach to computing hardware, whereby individual components of the vintage machines

30 Aug 2010

Welcome Back to MITH!

By | 2017-02-05T21:15:41+00:00 Mon, Aug 30, 2010|Community, News|

Dear MITH Community, As another academic year begins, I have the happy opportunity of welcoming you all back to MITH for what promises to be another exciting, event-laden year. While I’m at it, I’ll review some of the highlights from last year and provide a few coming attractions. Don’t worry if this email seems long:

18 Aug 2010

MITH Wins Two New NEH Digital Humanities Start Up Grants

By | 2018-02-22T14:34:57+00:00 Wed, Aug 18, 2010|News|

MITH congratulates Tanya Clement (Associate Director, Digital Cultures and Creativity), Dave Lester (Assistant Director, MITH), and Doug Reside (Associate Director, MITH) on the receipt of two new Digital Humanities Start Up Grants in the latest round of competition from the National Endowment for the Humanities' Office of Digital Humanities. Both awards will support events addressing